Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

Amidst the rumors and Draft excitement, you totally forgot there was a Cubs game today, didn’t you?

Assuming the game goes off as planned (there’s a bit of unseasonal rain in the Bay Area today), the Cubs will try to salvage the final game of a four-game series with the Giants. Jeff Samardzija gets the start, about which I’d say positive things, but, like, the Cubs still have to score a couple runs for him to even have a chance. In their last six games against teams not named the Padres, the Cubs have scored a total of 12 runs.

I do really like the Cubs’ lineup today, though.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-35) at San Francisco Giants (30-24), 2:45pm CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

The Game Thread lives here. You should participate in the madness. And, of course, for those who aren’t into message board-style game threads, please feel free to use the comments on this post for your in-game commentary/outbursts.

The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Samardzija (5-3, 3.09 ERA, 2.98 FIP)


Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 2.36 ERA, 3.73 FIP)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Nate Schierholtz, RF

2. Ryan Theriot, 2B

3. Melky Cabrera, LF

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Angel Pagan, CF

6. Brandon Belt, 1B

7. Joaquin Arias, 3B

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Ryan Vogelsong, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Tony Campana, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. David DeJesus, RF

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Bryan LaHair, 1B

6. Ian Stewart, 3B

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Steve Clevenger, C

9. Jeff Samardzija, P

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